What's Cooking? ER's Cookbooks: A Lesson in History What's Cooking? ER's Cookbooks: A Lesson in History Submitted by Anita M. Mance, Historian Friday, February 16, 2024 0 94 In December, a new cookbook was added to the collection in the Local History Room -Centanni! – St. Nicholas Society Celebrates 100 Years of Italian-American Food, Family and Community. With over 250 photos and about 180 recipes, the book honors the Italian-American heritage in East Rochester. The book serves to remind us that each cookbook in our collection helps us understand the culture of our community, the commodities that were for sale as noted in the advertisements in some of the books, and the markets where foods were sold.